Summer Ecology Field Technician ~

15 de marzo de 2011

Summer Ecology Field Technician

Dates: June 1 through Sept 15, 2011
Location: Western Colorado and eastern Utah (Based in Fort Collins, CO)


The position advertised is for two full-time field technicians to assist a
USGS-funded project on rivers in the Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB).
The project is to analyze riparian plant communities along rivers in the
UCRB which includes most of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Technicians
will spend three months traveling to approximately 15 sites located
throughout region. At each site, we will spend 1-2 days in each site
surveying riparian plant communities. The field team will be based out of
Fort Collins, CO where the research facilities are located.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary duties will be establishing transects, setting
up sampling plots and estimating plant cover in vegetation plots. Also,
technicians will survey ground surface elevation at sites in riparian

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a four-year degree or currently be
enrolled at a college or university pursuing a degree in ecology, natural
resource management, environmental studies, range management, forestry, or
other similar area. Candidates must be in good physical condition, capable
of working long days in the field under hot, rugged conditions. Ability
to work under these conditions is essential. Candidates should be
comfortable working in the backcountry. We will spend most nights camping
in the field, candidates should be comfortable camping for several weeks
on end under rustic conditions. Skills in the following areas are
valuable: working well in an isolated team setting, wilderness safety and
first aid training, and experience with backcountry travel. Experience
with relevant fieldwork and plant surveying skills are desirable, but not
necessary. A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are
required. Candidates must be US citizens.

SALARY: $10/hour

APPLICATION PROCESS: Email a 1-2 page resume and cover letter, including
three references with telephone numbers and email addresses, to the
contact information below.

Lindsay Reynolds
Postdoctoral researcher
Colorado State University and US Geological Survey
Fort Collins Science Center
2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. C
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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